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Graham Norton to depart BBC Radio 2

By | Published on Thursday 12 November 2020

Graham Norton

Graham Norton has announced that he is leaving BBC Radio 2, with his final broadcast on that station set to take place next month. He has presented his Saturday morning show there for ten years.

“Obviously I’m sad to be stepping away from my Radio 2 show”, says Norton. “I’ll miss being a part of the Wogan House family, as well as the listeners and their lives. I’d like to thank my producer Malcolm Prince and all the teams I’ve worked with for a great decade of radio. Happily with the chat show, Eurovision and ‘Drag Race’ the BBC continues to be my perfect TV home”.

Head Of Radio 2, Helen Thomas, adds: “For the past decade, Graham has made Saturday mornings his own on Radio 2. His sparkling interviews, as well as his brilliant shows from the Eurovision host city each May, have kept millions of listeners entertained each week. On behalf of the Radio 2 listeners, and everyone in Wogan House, we’d like to thank him and wish him the very best of luck for the future”.

Wogan House, by the way, is the building Radio 2 broadcasts from. Just in case that’s not clear. Also, because I’m not sure if anyone’s mentioned it, but please remember: Norton will continue to do loads of TV stuff at the Beeb. It’s just radio he’s had enough of. No announcement has yet been made about his replacement, but news may come before Norton’s final Radio 2 show on 19 Dec.